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New Partnership Creates Pilot Bloomington Senior Center

Area 10 companion

Details on cost and location still have to be finalized. (Area 10 Agency)

A new partnership between the city of Bloomington, IU Health, and the Area 10 Agency on Aging will help create a new centralized senior center.

The center will offer social and recreational opportunities for seniors in an unoccupied building that has yet to be determined.

Funding needs to be secured, but Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton says it’s a pilot program.

“We’ll try this out this summer and over the next few months after that we’ll see what people like and what makes sense for the long haul,” Hamilton says.

The center will be the city’s first new senior center since the Bloomington Adult Community Center closed in 2009 due to a decrease in attendance.

But partnering organizations indicate a need for a senior center. More than 700 seniors a day take advantage of activities at the city’s Twin Lakes Recreation Center and almost 16,000 people passed through Area 10’s Endwright Center last year.

Hamilton says details on cost and location will be finalized in the weeks ahead.

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